2017 ASCO Annual Meeting Presscast June 5

This presscast below has been produced by ASCO. According to the ASCO press release the following studies have been presented in the Monday June 5 “News of the Day” Briefing:

  • Durable remissions with BCMA-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells in patients with refractory/relapsed multiple myeloma LBA3001)(presscast below)
    The autors of this study conclude that a 100% objective response rate (ORR) to LCAR-B38M CAR-T cells was observed in refractory/relapsed myeloma patients. 18 out of 19 (95%) patients reached CR or near CR status without a single event of relapse in a median follow-up of 6 months. The majority (14) of the patients experienced mild or manageable CRS, and the rest (5) were even free of diagnosable CRS. Based on the encouraging safety and efficacy outcomes, we believe that our LCAR-B38M CAR-T cell therapy is an innovative and highly effective treatment for multiple myeloma. Read the full release.
     
  • Second- or third-line nivolumab (Nivo) versus nivo plus ipilimumab (Ipi) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients: Results of the IFCT-1501 MAPS2 randomized phase II trial. (Abstract  LBA8507) (presscast presentation starts at min 12:22 )
    The autors of this study conclude that both Nivo and Nivo+Ipi arms reached their endpoint in 2nd/3rd-line MPM pts, suggesting that immunotherapy may provide new options for these pts. Read the   full release.
     
  • Dacomitinib versus gefitinib for the first-line treatment of advanced EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (ARCHER 1050): A randomized, open-label phase III trial. (Abstract  LBA9007) (presscast presentation starts at min 23:04)
    The autors of this study conclude that ARCHER 1050 was the first phase III head-to-head study of EGFR TKIs and demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in efficacy of D vs. G in 1L NSCLC pts with EGFR-activating mutations with a manageable safety profile, to offer a new 1L treatment option. Read the  full release.
  • Alectinib versus crizotinib in treatment-naive advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Primary results of the global phase III ALEX study LBA9008)(presscast presentation starts at min 33:08)
    The autors of this study conclude that Alectinib showed superior efficacy and favorable tolerability compared with crizotinib. ALEX results support alectinib as a new standard of care for treatment-naïve ALK+ NSCLC. Read the  full release.
     
  • APHINITY trial (BIG 4-11): A randomized comparison of chemotherapy (C) plus trastuzumab (T) plus placebo (Pla) versus chemotherapy plus trastuzumab (T) plus pertuzumab (P) as adjuvant therapy in patients (pts) with HER2-positive early breast cancer (EBC). (Abstract  LBA500) (presscast presentation starts at min 42:06)
    The APHINITY trial met its primary endpoint: P significantly improved IDFS in patients with HER2-positive EBC when added to T+C. No new safety signals were identified. Read the   full release.
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